Workouts this week:
Tuesday: 6 x 800 (90 sec RI) @ 8:45
I only did 3 x 800 because I had a 5K that evening. I should have just skipped them all because it was so hot that evening and struggled to run the 3.1 miles.
Thursday: 1 mile easy, 5 miles @ 9:52, 1 mile easy
Unfortunately I woke up later than I expected and could only stay at the gym till 7:30 am because I had a school meeting at 9:00. With that time I only ran 3.15. I was gone all day and had not desire to run after my meeting.
Saturday: 12 miles @ 10:45
I did not run on Saturday but instead ran the RnR Chicago Half Marathon today which makes it my 100th race!!! Recap coming soon.
Total miles ran this week is 22.15.
Overall it was a good week. The weather was BRUTAL but I managed to stay cool by staying indoors.
This week I received a pair of new shoes (Brooks PureFlow), three different pairs of Lock Laces, and samples of Huma Chia Energy Gels. I am in love with the laces and I’ve already put the pink ones in my purple shoes.
I know it is not a good idea to try something new on race day but I took a chance and took 3 packets of the Huma gels. And guess not? They are fantastic and yummy! I took one 15 minutes before the start of the race and then two more throughout. I did not experience any stomach problems and am happy to say that these are my kind of energy gels. The only thing is that they are kind of expensive. Each one is about $2.25 but I guess that’s the price to pay for something that is great tasting and natural.
Just Keep Running!